Innocence

Innocence By the Numbers

Exonerations by State

State Number

Florida

29

Illinois

21

Texas

13

Louisiana

11

Oklahoma

10

Arizona

9

North Carolina

9

Ohio

9

Alabama

7

Georgia

6

Pennsylvania

6

California

5

Mississippi

4

Missouri

4

New Mexico

4

Massachusetts

3

Tennessee

3

Indiana

2

South Carolina

2

Arkansas

1

Deleware

1

Idaho

1

Kentucky

1

Maryland

1

Nebraska

1

Nevada

1

Virginia

1

Washington

1

Graph as of March 29, 2019
Graph as of March 292019

Exonerations by 5-Year Span

From 1973-1999, there were an average of 3.03 exonerations per year. From 2000-2013, there have been an average of 4.29 exonerations per year.

To find the number of exonerations in any single year, use the innocence database.
To find the num­ber of exon­er­a­tions in any sin­gle year, use the inno­cence database.